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Tony Bennett Apologizes for Controversial 9/11 Comments

Singer had said the U.S. caused terrorist attacks

Tony Bennett

Singer Tony Bennett, 85, is in damage control mode today after stating on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio program that the United States caused the attacks on 9/11. While speaking with Stern yesterday, the topic rolled around to the fateful day in 2001 and Bennett stated, “But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right … They flew the plane in, but we caused it. Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.”

Bennett further claimed that, in 2005, then-President George W. Bush “told me personally … ‘I think I made a mistake.'” Bennett said he believed that Bush confided in him because Bush “had a special liking to me.”

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